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The It List: Home Edition

By Casey Gillespie, Claire Harper and Marisa Vito | January 27, 2020 | Lifestyle National

From Scandinavian minimalism to coastal chic, turning your house into a home is easy with a little help from these local shops.

Best Scandi-Inspired Home Goods: Norden Goods

Husband-and-wife duo Erika and Pete Panciera are the dynamic team behind this effortless, well-designed collection of ceramics, textiles and homes fragrances. The brand’s focus on craftsmanship is clear through the well-curated assortment of must-have items. We love the neutral color palette and addictive handpoured candles. INSIDER'S TIP Norden’s unique candle scents are inspired by the founders’ travels. Each one tells the story of their experiences in local favorites like Joshua Tree, Big Sur and Idyllwild. 1053 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Best Tabletop Decor: Alchemy Fine Home

Whether you love decorating or you dread the thought, Alchemy Fine Home, the San Diego-based online designer home decor store known for its luxury services, is your answer for creating stunning tablescape designs—minus all of the work. Specializing in bespoke services, Alchemy Fine Home helps clients design their dream space with programs like the newly launched HomeStyle Fix, where a team of experts craft personalized home decorating suggestions based on a client’s preferences. INSIDER'S TIP For added opulence, the company grants customers turnkey solutions to complete their vision. Every detail from start to finish is handled—there’s no need to lift a finger.

Best Vintage Pieces: Bon Bon

The key to decorating your home is creating a space that’s unique to you and your style. Encinitas-based Bon Bon is a full-service interior design studio—and also a retail storefront—boasting a curated selection of unique pieces and the area’s best vintage finds to outfit your space. INSIDER'S TIP From exquisite furniture to a beautiful selection of lights, kitchenware, wall decor and more, Bon Bon is there every step of the way to ensure your vision comes to life, from the initial design inception all the way to the final install. 565 Westlake St., Ste. 300, Encinitas, 760.452.6755


Bixby & Ball is the quintessential SoCal go-to for coastal furnishings.

Best Coastal Decor: Bixby & Ball

Being on the coast, it’s only fitting that your abode have hints of coastal-chic aesthetic throughout, and odds are high that you already have a few pieces from the ultrapopular Bixby & Ball in Solana Beach. Your go-to for all things classic and coastal, the store houses everything from furnishings to decor to personalized accessories and gifts, all in neutral, ocean-inspired hues. INSIDER'S TIP Bixby & Ball knows its quaint cottage can’t hold everything, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, the team will happily hunt down that perfect item at no charge. And if you’re feeling lost in the whirlwind of redesign, Bixby & Ball offers full-scale interior design services so you can put your mind at ease.


Photography by: Jennie Corti